Don't get us wrong: we love a bit of Popeye the sailor man. What's not to like about a barely-comprehensible spinach-guzzling maniac who spends most of his time upper-cutting his girlfriend's bit on the side? But we have to say — we weren't expecting a Popeye video game any time soon.
The last bit of Popeye news we remember is the announcement of a Genndy Tartakovsky animated movie, which may or may not still be in the works... so perhaps we're due a Popeye revival? And who else to handle it, but the makers of the highly-rated Calculator: the calculator app for Nintendo Switch?
It's true: we now have an officially-licensed Popeye game heading to the Nintendo Switch on the 4th of November, which means it'll be fighting off the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update (5th November) for people's attention.
The description calls it a "modernized adaptation of the classic arcade game", which you may remember as being the reason that Donkey Kong exists. From the screenshots, it looks like it'll be an item-collecting, free-roaming game in which you have to grab hearts, letters, and spinach while avoiding obstacles. The letters will come together to spell out a phrase, while the hearts are scattered around the place, and you'll be trying to collect them in record time.
Are you a Popeye fan? Does this game intrigue you? Let us know in the comments below!